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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161601.

It's not about brave, I learned how to live with them and not set them off. Makes my day when I can get a bumblebee to drink a spot of honey from my hand.... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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Joot commented on picture ID 161665.

Yes, a male black widow. Males are harmless, but usually not far from females — so mind where you reach.... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161611.

Steatoda?... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161635.

Yes... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161637.

Black Widow... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161647.

Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161651.

Im fairly sure it is Parasteatoda... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161657.

A species of Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161661.

Honestly, she doesnt look much bigger then the small egg sac behind her. Is their red marks on back? If not, its probably a species of Steatoda (false widows).... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161665.

Looks like a Western Black Widow. Correct me if wrong!... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161667.

A little bigger then a Nickel (includes legs). This is small and I attempted to capture it carefully. Problem is the guy helping me with maintenance swept this black widows web up!!!... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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Namlaah commented on picture ID 161601.

A brave man holds a paper wasp. I have a lot of insects on my website. I tend to not want to touch them though.... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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Namlaah commented on picture ID 161601.

Check out Lumicubes, they’re a game changer. You can step it up with a platypod with goose necks. For insects/arachnids you have to be ready though.... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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EdaShell commented on picture ID 161635.

some sort of crab spider maybe?... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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bunnxoid commented on picture ID 161309.

Looks like a Castianeira crocata... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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FunkyB commented on picture ID 161619.

Yep, looks like s. columbianus.I'm not familiar at all. This was the first one I've seen.... Discussion Thread

August 15, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161601.

I hold a flashlight with my mouth for spotlighting bugs for photos and really hope that no one sees me doing this. A friend broke my "real camera" and I didn't replace it. I bought my Google Pixel cellphone for its cameras. We have a photo on the site that is excellent and taken with a cellphone through a lens of binoculars.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161639.

Good point, I'm accustomed to hunting bugs in the yard at night. I have a variety of flashlights. Some of my neighbors installed giant fences or motion sensor floodlights because they think I'm creepy. It's a densely-built privacy-free neighborhood, like many in Florida. At least some neighbors think I'm funny or cool.The Widows and Recluses are the only spiders in USA that have medically s... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161619.

I'm not sure if it is Sergiolus montanus or S. columbianus. Here's a guide to the Sergiolus species of North America: https://bugguide.net/node/view/24017 Are you familiar with identifying them?... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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Anna_Ravenrock commented on picture ID 161639.

Id have to track it down while its hunting! I think I mentioned I've only seen it in its web at night, so it'd be hard trying to video it :')I was worried it was dangerous, as we do have some Venomous spiders by that gate (there's a brown widow, but she runs away when i tap the gate gently) but I'm generally scared of spiders and this guys a bit too close for comfort if they're venomus haha... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161639.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/26287 Deinopsis spinosa This is an Ogre-faced Spider, it is ugly but not dangerous. I recognized it by the little blue rectangular web it is holding with its feet. This spider is also called a Net-casting Spider. That's the cool part. It makes the stretchy little web and goes up to the prey holding up the web and puts it over the prey like a net. If you could p... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161601.

Oops, Nikon Z-5 stolen 2012.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161601.

Well, photography is not my expertise, but I can do OK sometimes. One of my best macros was one shot of a family of assassin bugs using a 35MM lens in front of a Samsung phone. Years back, I had a Nikon S70 and used mostly for astrophotography. That camera was stolen and never replaced. ... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161594.

Anytime!!!... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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Namlaah commented on picture ID 161601.

Yeah, it was dusk in a shady area hand held. I didn't want to risk losing him while I assembled my platypus. I was trying to hold a DSLR with a 100mm macro lens steady hunched over at an odd angle. I didn't want to drop the aperture to f2 because then we would just see a tiny section in focus. Since it is a Canon DSLR I didn't want to take iso over 1600. We want to see a spider, not a TV w... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161601.

Here is a very young Araneus marmoreus collected from a tree with dispersing spiderlings. The camera was a cheap point and shoot. Tiny orb weaver | CF Araneus marmoreus A tiny marbled orb we… | Flickr... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161601.

This is decent for closeup. lighting and focus could be better. Small life and spiders can be tricky, I often take several shots from a few perspectives. then I work with the best of the lot. Frontal view showing eye patterns and mouth parts, full dorsal showing habitus and patterns. leg segments and claws. rear shot showing spinnerets, Ventral shots showing the sternum, book lungs, and epigynum. ... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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spider333 commented on picture ID 159151.

yes a hungry adult female platycryptus undatus... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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Namlaah commented on picture ID 161570.

Better shot here https://spiderid.com/picture/161601/... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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Namlaah commented on picture ID 161570.

Yes! I got some better shots with my macro photography lens after I moved it to my garden.Also, thanks for linking that site. I have it bookmarked, now. (I like to know the names of thing things I photograph, even when they are scaring the bejesus out of me.)... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TheChrisK commented on picture ID 161594.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161592.

Looks like a species of Steatoda... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161594.

A species of Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 160981.

Just found one in my house yesterday. I will try to get quality picture. It was in the bathroom, under the small garbage bin.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161492.

99% sure its a Kukulcania Hibernalis -Southern House Spider.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161494.

I have the same spider with almost the same pattern on my page photos.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161496.

Nah... I believe it is a species of Jumping Spider... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161498.

Im fairly sure it is a Woodlouse Hunter... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161502.

I cant tell!... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161506.

Water Spider. Not sure on species though... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161508.

Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161510.

Orb Weaver. I dont know what species though.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161512.

Great information TangledWeb!... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161514.

Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161516.

Looks like a species of Water Spider to me.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161518.

I may be wrong...but it looks like a species in the Steatoda (false widow) genus... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161520.

A species in the Steatoda genus (false widows).... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161522.

Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161526.

A species of Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161528.

Species of spuder in the Steatoda genus (false widows)... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161530.

False Widow! Steatoda Grossa... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161532.

Looks like a species of spider in the Steatoda genus (false widows). Might be a Steatoda Grossa.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161534.

Beautiful Spider!! Yes..looks to be a species of Jumping Spider.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161536.

Yes! Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider)... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161548.

Hmmmm.....looks like a type of Orb Weaver.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161556.

Yes! Definately an Orb Weaver, not sure what species...... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161558.

I believe this is a species in the Kukulcania genus.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161578.

Yeah, Ive been finding tons of Cicada brownish exoskeletons around here in Greenville, SC area. After a rain storm I found 2-3 under the same tree.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161588.

Its a species of Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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Tayro commented on picture ID 161586.

To clarify, the size reference is including the leg span.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 158812.

Total lol! Google knows where you live but told you that your spider is Australian. That's one of the biggest problems with Google Lens, it doesn't account for location in any way. At least it stopped identifying most spiders as Brown Recluses. That caused way too much panicking.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161546.

@Arachnaphobius Rex Welcome to SpiderID. Thank you for helping with an identification! This site is completely run by volunteers. You did very well with the ID and info. Thank you for citing the info source too.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161570.

I think you tagged it.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161560.

Hi. It sure does look like a small bold jumper.... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161562.

Hi. Fernley is too far north for desert recluse and no brown recluse in Nevada. No known spider attacks humans, we are not prey. I can't see enough detail to guess what spider this may be and if you must hose them down, don't poison your children with pesticides. A 50/50 mix of dish soap and water in a spray bottle works just as well. Living in Clark county 30 years, well in the range of desert... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161564.

Hi. this is an orb weaver, not positive here but probably catface spider. Species Araneus gemmoides - Cat-Faced Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161570.

Maybe Araneus guttulatus? https://bugguide.net/node/view/71797/bgimage... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161566.

Hi. this is a cross orb weaver, Araneus diadematus species. Usually out of their web, they are hiding out for the day. Species Araneus diadematus - Cross Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

August 14, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161572.

Yes, they can run across water and can dive under to catch small aquatic life and avoid predators.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161574.

I agree on Larinioides cornutus.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161572.

Hi. this one is a fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus species. Dark fishing spider. They are not medically significant at all. Awful quick when spooked makes them hard to catch by hand. Species Dolomedes tenebrosus - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161570.

Hi. the eyes confirm an orb weaver, but this is so young, I have no idea which specis.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161574.

Hi. this is one of the furrow orb weavers. they are not medically significant. Confidence is low for the species, Guessing Larinoides cornutus, they are most common. Unidentified Spider - Larinioides - BugGuide.Net Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161576.

Hi. First, there are no brown recluse in Nevada and this spider looks nothing of the sort. I can see this well enough to say it is an orb weaver, likely a cross spider. Another possible is a furrow spider. They are not medically significant at all. Species Araneus diadematus - Cross Spider - BugGuide.Net<... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161578.

Hi. This is a shed exoskeleton (exuvium). I don't see any egg sac. It would take a microscope to identify the spider or keep an eye on the web for the host spider. Cicada's are notorious for leaving theirs on trees.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161580.

Hi. Looks like a cross orb weaver you caught hiding out for the day. Species Araneus diadematus - Cross Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161582.

Hi. This looks to be a wall crab spider. Selenopidae family. AKA flatties. Genus Selenops - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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GspyderOtt commented on picture ID 161516.

family Zoropsidae - Titiotus flavescens... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161546.

Thanks for the extra information. I've learned much more about them through your info!... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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Boingoloid commented on picture ID 161261.

Looks like a wolf spider?... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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Arachnaphobius Rex commented on picture ID 161546.

Roly-poly Killer (Woodlouse Hunter), Dysdera crocata Drury, This smooth bodied spider is perhaps best distinguished by its large fangs which it uses to feed on pillbugs (roly-polies) and other hard-bodied prey. When full grown they are about .5 inch (1/2") in length. Dysdera have a generally creamy gray body with distinctly reddish legs and cephalotho... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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5lithernPacifica13 commented on picture ID 158812.

This is a trapdoor spider they are usually aggressive but only because it is quite dangerous for the spider to be out of it's burrow that it has probably spent it's life in. If you don't want this spider to live in your yard or garden release it in a place where it can safely make a burrow.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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Arachnaphobius Rex commented on picture ID 55642.

Dysdera crocata (Roly-Poly, Pill-Bug, or Woodlouse Killer) are resident on my land. The are not a dangerous species, like Brown recluse, Hobo's and Widows. However, they do possess powerful chelicerae (mouthparts) relative to their size and can inflict a painful bite if given the opportunity. While the venom is generally not of concern, the possibility of tetnus and staph are considerations. Left ... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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5lithernPacifica13 commented on picture ID 159077.

It's a nursery web spider, you can tell by the stance and body shape but this is a white specimen which is more rare.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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lawton__ commented on picture ID 161470.

Great response!! Thank you!!! Yeah I remember seeing these little bugs when I was younger around ponds and small water areas what looked very similar, always got told they were called water bugs.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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Draeger commented on picture ID 161470.

This is a harvestman (opiliones). Notice the oval-shaped, (visibly) unsegmented body. They are related, but not the same thing as spiders. They have no venom and do not have silk glands.By the way, could you tell me what you mean by water bug? A quick search has shown to me many different things I'm not sure are what you meant. Just for future ID purposes and stuff like that.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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Colourgeek commented on picture ID 161494.

Thanks. I suspected that is what she is, but had never seen one before.... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161494.

Appropriately, she's a False Black Widow, Steatoda grossa. She's in the same family, Theridiidae, as the Widows. She can eat them too. Her venom is much weaker and not dangerous to people. It is still strong enough to kill ticks, roaches, locusts, Recluses, and a lot of other bugs. They try to avoid being seen and will stop moving or run for something that looks dark if she's caught in brigh... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161512.

She's Argiope aurantia, a Black and Yellow Garden Spider. She's like an early Halloween decoration. The style of web she has is an orb web. The pattern is often used in Halloween decorations. She isn't actually scary. She's big because she is eating a lot of bugs to nourish the eggs growing inside her. She'll make an egg sac in late summer or autumn before she dies from cold weather. She wo... Discussion Thread

August 13, 2022
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tuckerbites79 commented on picture ID 161510.

Identification?... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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Jgilbert220 commented on picture ID 161297.

Hentz Orb-weaver?... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 161269.

Oh thanks for teaching me something new!!! Im learning more and more daily.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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Zen-Physics commented on picture ID 161466.

The picture uploaded is of the huntsman or wolf spider variety... My apologies.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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Zen-Physics commented on picture ID 161466.

Uploaded the incorrect picture.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161391.

I am guilty of feeding orb weavers I have around also. Try a flashlight after dark near the web. It attracts flying insects that get stuck in the web. Sometimes, so many they go nuts getting them all.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 160887.

Thanks for the tip! Yes Pillbugs are nice slow-moving feeder insects, I didn't know my Steatoda would eat them. It's interesting to feed grasshoppers to Grass Spiders in late Summer when the sheet webs are around. Watch how they can't jump because the web isn't taught enough and too slippery. The webs are slippery funnels, not sticky. I had too much entertainment feeding ants to antlions whe... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161401.

You are welcome.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 161395.

With these orb weavers, colors and patterns hardly mean anything. A good shot of the epigynum and scape would tell. The key feature I was judging with was the dark femurs. I would rule out A trifolium, A marmoreus is possible.... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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raybob commented on picture ID 161456.

does not look like wolf spiders i am used too, anyone know what it is ?... Discussion Thread

August 12, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 161430.

This is a Cellar Spider in family Pholcidae. They are harmless, I don't think they even can bite people. They patrol for insects and other spiders in human habitats.... Discussion Thread

August 11, 2022